A homo-erotic journey in finding one’s true self Mateo (Harry Laurel) has been searching for his father (Richard Quan) who left when he was five. His search leads him to Lobo, Batangas only to discover that his father is in Dubai. Awaiting his father’s return, Mateo works as the caretaker of Lobo’s lighthouse. Here, he meets Jerome (Justin de Leon), a gay man from the city. What ensues soon after the meeting is the beginning of his homoerotic journey, while Suzet (Jennifer Lee), Mateo’s girlfriend struggles for his love and attention. What begins as a search for one’s father evolves into a search for one’s self. Will Mateo, in the midst of his conservative rural community, cross the thin line between being straight and being gay? This story is a search for oneself as seen through the lens of rural homosexuality, myths, and fairies (superstitions/belief?); and the lies that people create to escape the bitter realities of life. VIVA Entertainment & BEYONDtheBOXPresentA digital feature by JOSELITO ALTAREJOSANG LALAKE SA PAROLA Jennifer Lee, Justin de Leon, Crispin Pineda and introducing Harry LaurelSpecial Participation: Alan Paule, Sheree, Richard Quan, Monti Parunagao and Dexter Doria Production Design MA. ASUNCION TORRES ANNA CARMELA MANDAMusic and Sound RICHARD GONZALES Editor SHERWIN PESCASIO Director of Photography ARVIN VIOLACreative Consultant CEL SANTIAGO Script Supervisor GALO ADOR JR.Line Producer JONATHAN LING ALIGADA Producer VINCENT DEL ROSARIO Executive Producer VIC DEL ROSARIO JR.Story by JOSELITO ALTAREJOS LEX BONIFE Screenplay by LEX BONIFEDirector/Line Producer JOSELITO ALTAREJOS DIRECTOR’S NOTELife is a journey and a continuous search for something. We might be looking for our roots, happiness or even material fulfillment. At the end of the journey, we realize that the search is all about finding one’s true self, and learning to accept and embrace it. BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR Joselito Altarejos is a television and film director. He started his foray in the field of entertainment when he attended the PETA-Theater Arts workshop. His knowledge of film and directing is based on his experience in television productions. Before becoming a director, he was the assistant director of Joel Lamangan, a respected Filipino film and television director. He directed movies and series for television for GMA Channel 7 and VIVA Films. One of which, BAKLA, became a finalist in the Asian TV Awards in 1999 which also earned a Best Actor Award for the lead actor, ROMNICK SARMENTA. In 2001, the movies he directed for television under GMA won in the Star Awards; UMAGA, TANGHALI, GABI was named Best Telesine and MONALISA won Best Actress for PARIWARA. He directed his first feature film, Kiss mo Ko, in 1999 under VIVA Films.
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